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Rewa Sauvignon Blanc Coombsville 2017

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Price: $68.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“A fabulous great example of its genre, and one of the best in memory for its price point. Shows intricate layers of Meyer lemons, guava, kefir limes, lemongrass, papaya, pear and white peach, offset by refreshing mineral notes and a touch of white pepper, while softened with a hint of buttercream. A vibrant, immaculate wine, one of the Sauvignon Blanc stars of the quarter.” - California Wine Advisors

“The intriguing and varied aromas on this inaugural release of Rewa Sauvignon Blanc include tropical fruits of grilled pineapple, lychee and guava as well as lemongrass, meyer lemon zest, nutmeg and caramel. At entry, the wine is broad but with enough acidity to be refreshing and highlight the bright fruit notes. The mid palate is medium-weight where warm caramel and peach crisp flavors linger. Crafted from 100% Sauvignon Blanc clone 1 from Rewa Vineyard in the Coombsville AVA, hand-harvested on September 1, fermented, and then aged in neutral oak and stainless barrels.” - Winemaker, Celia Welch

BACKGROUND
Winemaker Celia Welch is one of the most acclaimed winemakers in Napa today. She’s most famous for her craftsmanship of the ‘Cult’ Cabernet Scarecrow, which has garnered multiple “Perfect 100” point ratings (Robert Parker) and recently sold for more than $4,000 per bottle (seriously!) at the Premier Napa Valley barrel auction. Celia’s parents were avid wine collectors and at-home winemakers in Medford, Oregon, where her training in wine appreciation and the basics of winemaking began. Celia realized early on that professional winemaking would allow her to combine her fascination for flavors and aromas with her interest in science and her love for the rural lifestyle. She enrolled in the Enology program at the University of California at Davis and earned her B.S. in Fermentation Science in 1982.

To further her winemaking education, Celia traveled throughout the winegrowing regions of the northwestern and eastern United States, and in New Zealand and Australia, where she worked in the vineyards of the Barossa Valley. Upon returning to the States, she settled in Napa Valley. After several years assisting in wine production on Mt. Veeder and in the Carneros region, she joined Silverado Vineyards to design, implement and supervise a quality control program. Three years later she became assistant winemaker at Robert Pepi winery and soon after began consulting for Staglin Family Vineyard, a small, ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon producer. In 1995 Celia decided to pursue her consulting career full time. She has been an independent winemaker ever since for a limited selection of Napa Valley clients.
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  • Reviews
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“A fabulous great example of its genre, and one of the best in memory for its price point. Shows intricate layers of Meyer lemons, guava, kefir limes, lemongrass, papaya, pear and white peach, offset by refreshing mineral notes and a touch of white pepper, while softened with a hint of buttercream. A vibrant, immaculate wine, one of the Sauvignon Blanc stars of the quarter.” - California Wine Advisors

“The intriguing and varied aromas on this inaugural release of Rewa Sauvignon Blanc include tropical fruits of grilled pineapple, lychee and guava as well as lemongrass, meyer lemon zest, nutmeg and caramel. At entry, the wine is broad but with enough acidity to be refreshing and highlight the bright fruit notes. The mid palate is medium-weight where warm caramel and peach crisp flavors linger. Crafted from 100% Sauvignon Blanc clone 1 from Rewa Vineyard in the Coombsville AVA, hand-harvested on September 1, fermented, and then aged in neutral oak and stainless barrels.” - Winemaker, Celia Welch

BACKGROUND
Winemaker Celia Welch is one of the most acclaimed winemakers in Napa today. She’s most famous for her craftsmanship of the ‘Cult’ Cabernet Scarecrow, which has garnered multiple “Perfect 100” point ratings (Robert Parker) and recently sold for more than $4,000 per bottle (seriously!) at the Premier Napa Valley barrel auction. Celia’s parents were avid wine collectors and at-home winemakers in Medford, Oregon, where her training in wine appreciation and the basics of winemaking began. Celia realized early on that professional winemaking would allow her to combine her fascination for flavors and aromas with her interest in science and her love for the rural lifestyle. She enrolled in the Enology program at the University of California at Davis and earned her B.S. in Fermentation Science in 1982.

To further her winemaking education, Celia traveled throughout the winegrowing regions of the northwestern and eastern United States, and in New Zealand and Australia, where she worked in the vineyards of the Barossa Valley. Upon returning to the States, she settled in Napa Valley. After several years assisting in wine production on Mt. Veeder and in the Carneros region, she joined Silverado Vineyards to design, implement and supervise a quality control program. Three years later she became assistant winemaker at Robert Pepi winery and soon after began consulting for Staglin Family Vineyard, a small, ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon producer. In 1995 Celia decided to pursue her consulting career full time. She has been an independent winemaker ever since for a limited selection of Napa Valley clients.

Winery Rewa

Vineyard Designate

AVA Coombsville

Region Napa Valley